MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A brush fire in Mansfield Township kept firefighters busy Tuesday afternoon.
The brush fire was reported at 3:42 p.m. in the Diamond Hill Development, according to the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Company.
Fire crews arrived on scene and found a rapidly moving brush fire. Additional manpower arrived and crews worked to contain the fire, authorities said.
Due to the fire burning in heavy downed trees, fire crews worked for almost 3 hours to extinguish any hot spots, authrotreis said.
“In New Jersey Wildland Fire season runs from March 15-May 15th. Please be careful with any outside fires and always obtain a permit from the Forest Fire Service,” the fire company said.
The Mansfield Fire Companies were assisted by the Independence First Aid Squad, Mansfield Township Fire Company No.1, Mansfield Township Police Department, and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.